Abarth 500 Track Experience Package announced in the UK

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 4, 2014

In order to celebrate its 65th anniversary the Abarth 500 is now available with a bespoke Abarth Track Experience. Only 65 lucky customers will be able to get the new value package that includes a Record Grey Metallic colour, rear privacy glass, 17-inch 10-spoke Diamond Finish alloy wheels, yellow brake calipers as well as the Abarth Track Experience.

The race tracks available to customers include Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch. Abarth 500 comes as standard with a new 7-inch TFT instrument panel, sport buckets, a satin steel twin exhaust and the Blue&Me Bluetooth hands free communication system activated via steering wheel controls.

Under the hood, we find the same 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 135 hp and 206 Nm. The engine can propel the small vehicle from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, while top speed is electronically limited at 127 mph or 204 km/h.

The Abarth 500 Track Experience package costs 14,990 GBP I the UK and 29 Abarth dealers in the UK are ready to sell it to you!

“Now is the time for anyone who has been thinking of owning an Abarth 500 to buy one,” says Gerry Southerington, head of brand, Abarth UK. “As well as the extra equipment and superb value for money, customers can enjoy a track day experience they certainly won’t forget. [source: Abarth]

Press Release

Abarth 500 Track Experience Package

The new Abarth 500, offered with additional equipment and a bespoke Abarth track experience, is the latest deal being offered by the performance car manufacturer.

Just 65 of the brand’s 500 Custom models are being made available, in recognition of the 65 years since Abarth & C. was formed in Italy by Carlo Abarth.

The great value package includes Record Grey Metallic paint finish, rear privacy glass, yellow brake callipers, 17-inch 10-spoke Diamond Finish alloy wheels, along with the Abarth Track Experience. A choice of race circuits is available to customers including Oulton Park, Donington Park and Brands Hatch.

The 500 Custom already features, as standard, Abarth’s new 7-inch TFT instrument panel, sports seats, satin steel twin exhaust and Blue&Me Bluetooth hands free communication system with steering wheel controls.

The hot hatch’s 135hp 1.4 litre turbocharged engine delivers 206Nm of torque to take it from 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds and on up to 127mph top speed.

“And the top race circuits on offer will allow these new owners to fully appreciate the dynamic abilities of Abarth cars in their natural environment.”

The celebratory Abarth 500 track experience package costs £14,990 (OTR) and is available from any of Abarth’s 29 UK dealers.

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